517th Strategic Fighter Squadron

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517th Strategic Fighter Squadron
517sfs-emblem.jpg
Emblem of the 517th Strategic Fighter Squadron
Active 1943-1957
Country United States
Branch United States Army Air Force
Type Fighter
Engagements World War II

The 517th Strategic Fighter Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with the 407th Strategic Fighter Wing stationed at Great Falls AFB, Montana. It was inactivated on 1 July 1957.

History

Lineage

  • Constituted as: 634th Bombardment Squadron (Dive) on 23 March 1943
Activated on 28 March 1943
Redesignated as: 517th Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 10 August 1943
Disbanded on 1 April 1944
  • Reconstituted, and redesignated as: 517th Strategic Fighter Squadron, on 13 November 1953.
Activated on 18 December 1953
Inactivated on 1 July 1957.

Assignments

Stations

Operated from Amchitka AAF Alaska, July– August 1943

Aircraft

Operations history

Combat in Northern Pacific, Aleutians, July– August 1943. Training for combat and later replacement training 1943-1944. SAC Strategic Fighter Escort, 1954–1957

References

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

  • Maurer, Maurer, ed. (1982) [1969]. Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II (PDF) (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-405-12194-6. LCCN 70605402. OCLC 72556.

External links

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